September 2014

Delegating to Physician Assistants

You’ve graduated from school, received your license, and you now have a job as a Physician Assistant.  Congratulations!  You should know, however, that a number of California laws continue to regulate your practice.  In particular, your employer should help you implement a written agreement that specifically addresses what medical services will be delegated by your supervising physician.  This is called the “Delegation of Services Agreement,” and California statutes and regulations require that it be signed by you and your supervising physician or physicians.  You are not permitted to provi